We updated the logo to include SALE!

All Images are for sale on day 1 but day 10 of the show is a 

March 19th is the 


The images will be discounted 15% to encourage sales.

Please price accordingly!


March 4, Friday –DELIVER accepted entries to Angelo's Hall, Columbia CA from noon through 5:00 p.m.

March 5, Saturday – DELIVER accepted entries to Angelo's Hall, Columbia CA  from 9:00 a.m. through noon

March 20, Sunday – Artists pick up their entries at Angelo's Hall, Columbia CA  from 3:00 p.m. through 5:30 p.m.

Located in the heart of the California Mother Lode, Angelo's Hall is in the center of Columbia State Historic Park, a living gold rush town featuring the largest single collection of existing gold rush-era structures in the state. Visiting Columbia is like traveling back in time to the sights, smells, and sounds of a nineteenth century mining town—merchants dressed in 1850’s attire, a whiff of coal smoke from the blacksmith shop, and the rumble of a stagecoach pulling into town! Spend the day enjoying fun activities for the whole family. Pan for gold, explore exhibits, ride the stagecoach, discover unique shops, and learn about the rich history of the California gold rush on a guided town tour.

Columbia’s streets are lined with a variety of shops and boutiques with many specializing in nineteenth century goods. Restaurants, ice cream parlors, candy stores, saloons, and a tea house stand ready to quench your thirst, satisfy a sweet tooth, and fill your appetite. Be sure to enjoy a cold bottle of locally made Sarsaparilla to get a taste of the old west and then head over to the portrait studio and dress up for an old-time photo. Visit a working blacksmith shop where you can watch iron being skillfully forged into finished goods through fire, water, and shaping on an anvil. You can also buy a personalized horseshoe souvenir!

Conveniently located off of Highway 49, Columbia is an easy and scenic drive that neighbors other historic towns in the Sierra Nevada foothills including Sonora, Jamestown, and Angels Camp making it a popular destination for day-trippers and weekenders alike. Columbia is also easy on the budget with free admission, free parking, and free guided tours of the town by docents. You can even bowl for free in an antique bowling alley next to the museum! Enjoy a packed lunch at one of the many picnic tables and barbecue grills around the park.

With so much to see and do in the area, why not plan an overnight stay for a relaxing and unhurried visit? Several affordable lodging options are available in town including hotels, cottages, cabins, and campgrounds for RV’s and tents.Come discover Columbia, “Gem of the Southern Mines”, and explore the rich history of this charming California Gold Rush town. Businesses and park exhibits are open year-round, seven days a week.

We have provided information on our website to help you plan your next trip to Columbia.  We look forward to seeing you soon!


Blue Zone - Natural Movement

Man Made


The show will be hung in Angelo's Hall Columbia and guests may view it live and in person  (Thursdays-Sundays)
On March 6th, 5:00 pm,

Meeting ID: 857 3051 3807  Passcode: 460846) 

The winners will be announced and the Judges will speak about the judging process and how they came to their decisions.

The entire show will be available online for those that find that most comfortable.
  • Make a copy of your original photo to apply the resizing criteria.
  • File size no smaller than 4 mb and no larger than 8 MB 
  • Set image resolution first to 300 ppi.
  • Then size to 1,280 pixels or higher on  the  longest side with the other side, width or height, proportional.  A smaller size may result in an image too small for the judges to properly view.
  • JPG (creates the smallest file size), TIF, or PNG format​

Have Questions?
If you have questions regarding file sizing, file formats, rules, creating a Smarter Entry profile or submitting through your Smarter Entry profile, contact Contest Administrator Laurie Lehmann via  

This event takes an enormous amount of effort from volunteers.  We would like to invite you to help with a very small but important matter- the manning of the Angelo's Hall gallery in the Columbia State Park.   

We need help for a 2 ½ hour shift from 2:30-5:00 pm on one of the following dates; March 10, 11, 12, 13, 17 AND 19.  

Your responsibility would be to welcome the attendees, distribute and collect their judging ballots, power down the computer, turn the lights off, and lock the door.  Don’t worry, a veteran volunteer will show you the ropes upon the arrival to your shift. 

Please respond to: for more information and to sign up.  

This is a juried show. The three Judges will narrow down the field of entries to the top 180 images and those photographers will be asked to “produce” their work be be hung in Angelo’s Hall.

The judges will come view the  images “live” and choose their winners. Cash prizes and RIBBONS will be awarded in each category:
  • Best of show -- $300 and ribbon
  • Charles Moore Award Excellence in Photography -- $250 and certificate
  • ​Blue Zone - Natural Movement -- $250 and a ribbon. Sonora Adventist Health may use this winning photo for one year for promotion.
  • First place -- $150 and ribbon
  • Second place – $75 and ribbon
  • Third place -- $50 and ribbon
  • Judges Choice -- $50 and ribbon
  • Sponsors Award -- $50 and ribbon
  • There will be an opportunity for the public to vote for the People’s Choice Award, Adult and Student winners. The winners will receive $50 and a ribbon. 
Here you will find information about the Judges, awards, conditions for entry, deadlines,entry fees and categories.

CALL TO ENTRY Please read carefully before entering
Important dates to remember:
  • December 2, Thursday – Smarter Entry InFocus Competition opens at 6:00 a.m.

  • January 24, Monday – Smarter Entry InFocus Competition closes to entrants at 6:00 p.m.

  • February 15, Tuesday – On or before, notify photographers as to acceptance into competition 

  • February 15, Tuesday – March 4, Friday – Time for accepted entrants to print/mat photographs/frame

  • March 4, Friday – DELIVER accepted entries at Angelo's Hall, Columbia CA from noon through 5:00 p.m.

  • March 5, Saturday – DELIVER accepted entries at Angelo's Hall, Columbia CA  from 9:00 a.m. through noon

  • March 6 Sunday – VIRTUAL Reception 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Via ZOOM 

  • March 10-13 – Show is open to the public from noon to 5:30 p.m. ​

  • March 17-19 – Show is open to the public from noon to 5:30 p.m. 

  • March 19, Saturday – Sale day. All works will be discounted 25% to encourage sales

  • March 20, Sunday – Show is open to the public from noon to 3:00 p.m.

  • March 20, Sunday – Artists pick up their entries at Angelo's Hall, Columbia CA  from 3:00 p.m. through 5:30 p.m.

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